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Authority

Valbonesi & Luporini (1990c: 58, figs 1–12)

Class

Spirotrichea

 

Order

Euplotida

Family

Euplotidae

Additional References

Serrano et al. (1992: 2088), Valbonesi & Luporini (1993: 489)

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Basionym

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Synonyms

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Description

Fixed specimens 38–110 × 30–92 µm. Body ellipsoidal to roundish, dorsal surface smooth except for 2 ridges near left margin (undernourished cells with c. 6 additional inconspicuous ridges), dorsoventrally flattened. Cirri: 10 frontoventral, 5 transverse, 2 left-marginal, 2 caudal. Dorsal kineties 9–12 (c. 13–22 dikinetids in mid-dorsal rows). Adoral membranelles 39–72. Macronucleus horseshoe-shaped; micronucleus 1. Contractile vacuole 1. Dorsal silverline system slightly irregular and of double-eurystomus to indistinct double-patella type. Movement: crawling.

Distribution

Ross Sea (Valbonesi & Luporini, 1990c, 1993).

Comments

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